Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Preissuance Prior Art Submissions at the USPTO -- Best Practices for Third-Party Challenges to Patent Applications and Monitoring Competition" on December 11, 2012 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm (EST). Clifton E. McCann and Thomas M. Haas of Thompson Hine will provide guidance to patent counsel on the new preissuance submission rules and offer best practices for deciding whether and how best to file a preissuance submission on a competitor’s or potential competitor’s patent application and for monitoring competitors. The webinar will review the following questions:
How do the new USPTO rules change the landscape for third-party intervenors?
• What are the key considerations for patent counsel when deciding whether to make preissuance submissions?
• What are the benefits and limitations of submitting prior art or printed publications on a pending patent application?
The registration fee for the webinar is $297 ($362 for registration and CLE processing). Those registering by November 16, 2012 will receive a $50 discount. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.